Top 20 Providers & Top 30 Enablers
Green Light For Siebel-Oracle Merger UPDATED: The European Commission doesn’t find any antitrust issues lurking behind Oracle’s $5.85 billion bid.
(Dec 22, 2005)
E*Trade Adds Investors With $1.6B Buy UPDATED: The company acquires J.P. Morgan’s online trading unit. (Sep 29, 2005)
Oracle to Buy Siebel For $5.85 Billion UPDATED: CRM landscape is changed with blockbuster deal between major enterprise software providers.
(Sep 12, 2005)
eBay to Acquire Skype For $2.6 Billion Online auction giant snaps up fast-growing VoIP provider to forge new lines of business around the globe.
(Sep 12, 2005)
IBM Banks on Deal with Dutch UPDATED: ABN AMRO bought into Big Blue’s vision of a universal management infrastructure for its international operations. (Sep 1, 2005)
WebEx Banks on Compliance Demand The online meeting specialist’s new service archives chat, slides,
audio and video.
(Jun 22, 2005)
Adobe, Macromedia Deeper than PDF/Flash More synergy between the file formats is just the tip of the iceberg,
executives say of the megamerger.
(Apr 19, 2005)
Lawrie Out at Siebel UPDATED: Less than a year after taking over as head exec, Lawrie’s out and the former Accenture CEO is in at the CRM software maker. (Apr 13, 2005)
CA Buys Network Management Play For $350M UPDATED: The management software giant beefs up its portfolio by buying into
network service management. (Apr 7, 2005)
The 411 from 451: M&As; Tally $75B in Q1 2005 Private investment firms scorched the high-tech sector with torrid
spending, led by the $11.3B bid for SunGuard.
(Apr 1, 2005)
HP’s New Blue Collar CEO Mark Hurd says it’s too early to think about job cuts, outsourcing or
breaking up underperforming divisions.
HP Names NCR’s Mark Hurd as CEO (Mar 30, 2005)
Report Finds Banks Sloppy With Your Info Report says banks and insurance companies most likely to hand out personal information. (Mar 29, 2005)
SunGard Bought for $11.3B Seven institutional investors pool their cash to acquire the
financial software giant. (Mar 28, 2005)
NetSuite Serves Up Advanced Accounting and Financial Modules New ERP modules from the company provide enhanced accounting and financial functionality while also aiding in corporate regulatory compliance laws.
(Jan 27, 2005)
Salesforce.com Hits Bump on Road to IPO Excessive media coverage has caused the on-demand CRM provider to delay its offering, but the road to an IPO has now been cleared. (Jun 8, 2004)
USi Acquires Appshop The Oracle application outsourcing specialist extends USi’s sizeable enterprise ASP offerings. (Jun 2, 2004)
RightNow Files for IPO ASP market showing maturity as IPO trend continues. (May 11, 2004)
BMC to Buy Marimba for Change Management UPDATED BMC will pay $187 million for the software management provider to bolster its portfolio.
(Apr 29, 2004)
CA Names Interim CEO; Will Restate Revenue UPDATED: Housecleaning underway in the wake of an accounting scandal at the enterprise software company. (Apr 26, 2004)
Wall Street Shifting to On-Demand Model
Merrill Lynch’s On-Demand Index signals investors are getting ready for pay-as-you-go software — or at least learning how to value them as stocks.
(Apr 23, 2004)